Sennheiser MK4 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

From Germany with love comes Sennheiser's first large-diaphragm studio condenser! This versatile fixed-cardioid mic is a natural on vocals, and much more.

In a world where low-quality side address condenser microphones are all too common, Sennheiser is proud to introduce the Sennheiser MK 4 studio condenser microphone. MK4 is Sennheiser's first large-diaphragm studio condenser microphone. The Sennheiser MK4 features a 1-inch true condenser capsule, optimized for project studio and home studio applications.

Sennheiser designed the MK 4 to provide maximum sound quality at a very competitive price point, focusing on exactly what it takes to make an excellent studio microphone. The Sennheiser MK 4 is made in Germany, which is also unique at this price point. While the Sennheiser MK 4 is chiefly designed for professional use in project studios, it is also a versatile tool for all recording environments and even on stage. Due to its affordable price the Sennheiser MK4 is also an ideal choice for home recorders and musicians on a budget.


- Large-diaphragm capsule (1 in.) in true condenser design
- 24-carat gold-plated diaphragm
- Full metal housing
- Capsule shock-mounted internally to minimize structure-borne noise
- Designed for project studios and stage use
- Low inherent self-noise and high maximum SPL
- Made in Germany


- Vocals and speech
- Acoustic guitars
- Guitar amplifiers
- Grand pianos
- Strings
- Brass and woodwind instruments
- Drums and percussion instruments


- MK 4 microphone
- MZQ 4 microphone clamp
- Protective pouch
- Instruction manual

NOTE: MKS4 Shock Mount NOT included.
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

- Transducer principle: Externally polarized condenser microphone
- Diameter of diaphragm: 25.4 mm / 1 in.
- Pick-up pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
- Sensitivity: 25 mV/Pa
- Max SPL: 140 dB
- Equivalent noise level: 10 dB (A) / 20 dB (CCIR)
- Dynamic range: 130 dB
- Power supply: 48 V phantom powering (P48)
- Current consumption: 3.1 mA
- Max. diameter of microphone body: 2.2 in.
- Length: 6.3 in.
- Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 504298

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 877-736-6434

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted August 13, 2014 by Charles V in Newport, OR
"Warm sound, great for podcasting with soundproofing or quiet area."
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I have a Heil PR 40 which developed a hum and was sent back to Heil where a loose ground wire was repaired free. I had purchased ART, Steinberg and Alesis low end amps and I thought the hum was from the amps. I then purchased the GAP PRE 73II and the hum still appeared. I thought the Heil couldn't possible have a hum, but I was wrong, but I'm glad I was wrong as the GAP Pre 73ii gave the dynamic Heil PR 40 a lot of strength. Also while the PR 40 was away I purchased the Senn MK4 and boy did it sound great on my GAP pre, and was warmer than the PR40. But I needed to put some acoustical material around my mic station and that helped considerably to keep down the echo of the room. I think the sound from the MK4 is warmer and will probably use it for my podcasts instead of the PR40. But time will tell and maybe an update later.
Musical Background:
I use this equipment for podcasting. I don't play or listen to music.
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